Burning Raqqa

by Laura Gottesdiener It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the U.S.-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo’s family. They lived in Tabqa, a small city on the banks of the Euphrates River in northern… Continue Reading  

Iran blames “foreign source” for bombing, Clinton condemns as “terrorism”

A bomb blast today in Iran’s restive northwest killed at least 12 people and injured more than 70 others, according to multiple news reports. The explosion in Mahabad occurred during a military parade celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Iran-Iraq… Continue Reading